Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

SpaceX president confirms successful launch of government spy satellite Zuma

Запущенный SpaceX секретный спутник упал в океан The unit was not able to reach the calculated height
Stacy Houston | 12 January, 2018, 12:39

However, cameras did not follow stage two of the rocket, and reports suggest Zuma may not have reached its final orbit.

"I'd have to refer you to SpaceX, who conducted the launch", said Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokesperson, during a briefing with reporters Thursday.

SpaceX launches Zuma from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 7.

ULA is preparing to kick off its 2018 launch schedule with a Wednesday flight of a classified National Reconnaissance Office mission from California on a Delta IV rocket. The mission, backed by the U.S. government, has become the talk of the town because neither the agency behind the liftoff nor the Pentagon are taking responsibility or sharing details about it post the liftoff. The satellite could have stopped working on orbit - or, if it failed to separate from the second stage because of a problem, it could have tumbled back toward Earth, she said.

Shotwell said the company's defense of the Falcon 9 was based on "review of all data to date", and it would report any new information changing that assessment. SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell issued a statement Tuesday saying the Falcon 9's part of the mission went off as planned. It was supposed to separate after the firing of the second stage of a Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX was originally set to launch the Zuma mission in November, but the company tweeted at the time that it was postponing the mission "to take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer".

He noted that US military's Joint Space Operations Center, which tracks objects in space, did catalog an object designated "payload", meaning something completed at least one orbit.

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Zuma was built for the USA government, although it is unclear which part of the government.

Usually to launch satellites on Falcon 9 SpaceX used the adapters, and fairings of their own production, although official guidance on useful load for the Falcon 9 it is noted that the adapter may be provided by the manufacturer of the satellite. Rep. Mike Rogers, who leads the House Armed Services Strategic Forces subcommittee, added rather bluntly that "space is a risky business", but that his committee will continue to provide oversight for future missions tasked with protecting national security.

Big questions remain unanswered as officials remained tight-lipped about a billion-dollar satellite that could be somewhere in orbit - or crashed into the sea. That broke up a longtime and lucrative monopoly held by a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. known as United Launch Alliance.

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk's goal is to ideal the technique so that rockets can one day become just as reusable as airplanes, thereby lowering the cost of space travel.

On its website, SpaceX says it has more than 70 upcoming missions on its launch manifest that represent more than $10 billion in contracts. "We are also preparing for an F9 launch for SES and the Luxembourg Government from SLC-40 in three weeks".

SpaceX has pushed back an historic test of the Falcon Heavy, the world's largest rocket.

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